Under The Spotlight: Ford Group Philippines Launches the Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost

It’s been several months after Ford launched the facelifted Fiesta in the Philippines. Now, it’s the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine option’s turn. The Ford Fiesta with the 1.0 EcoBoost engine option was recently launched to the public at the Auto Focus Motor Show, held at SM Mall Of Asia from November 7 – 10, 2013.

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The 2012 and 2013 International Engine Of The Year Awardee promises to anything but thirsty, without any compromise in power. Ford claims that it is the smallest engine in its class, supposedly being able to fit inside an airplane’s luggage compartment, or even be able to fit within the perimeter of an A4-sized paper. Clearly, its power output of 123 hp and 170 Nm of torque do not give any signs to driver that these figures are produced by merely a 1.0 liter engine, until of course, the driver sees the EcoBoost badges or opens the hood of the car. Claimed to have 25% fewer moving parts, the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine will be able to deliver a very high fuel economy rating and very low CO2 emissions.

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The Ford Fiesta 1.0 liter EcoBoost is only available as a hatchback, and is also a top trim model only, dubbed the “1.0L Sport+”. Being a Sport model, it is available with the same features as the 1.5 liter Sport hatchback. Features include a smart proximity key with push-button start, Ford’s multimedia system SYNC with voice command, rear parking sensors, 16 inch alloy wheels, and the usual plethora of safety systems, such as Driver and Fron Passenger Airbags,  ABS and EBD, ESP, and a feature still very rare in the subcompact class, Hill Hold and Hill Start Assist. All these features, including the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine, is sold for P898,000, with 6 colors to choose from. Celestial Blue, Arctic White, Black Mica, Highlight Silver, Chili Orange, and Phantom Purple.